- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 27, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and holds a joint news conference, Camp David, Md.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases its weekly export-sales report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7115.
8:30 a.m.
Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its final estimate on gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8 a.m. International Development Cooperation Agency, Agency for International Development holds a meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development to address participation in international agriculture by institutions chartered under the Second Morrill Act and the Partnership to End Hunger in Africa. It also will hear progress reports on board initiatives in long-term training and intellectual property. Location: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, 1307 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/712-1436.
8:30 a.m.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the advisory committee on nuclear waste and the working group on NRC and Department of Energy performance assessments to discuss ways to achieve credible and realistic performance-assessment models for the proposed high-level waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6805.
9:45 a.m.
State Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on overseas buildings operations to discuss new technologies and successful management practices for design, construction, security, property management, emergency operations, the environment, and planning and development. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, conference room 1105. Contact: 703/875-7109.
1 p.m.
Bureau of Land Management holds a meeting of the Grazing Administration to discuss regulations governing how the BLM administers livestock grazing on public lands. Location: Courtyard By Marriott, General Scott Room, 1600 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 202/452-5137.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are listed. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Appropriations labor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2004 appropriations for the Education Department. Education Secretary Rod Paige testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.
9:30 a.m.
Judiciary Committee holds markup of the nominations of Priscilla Owen to be a judge for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Mary Ellen Williams and Victor Wolski to be judges for the Court of Federal Claims. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
10 a.m.
Appropriations Committee holds a hearing on the administration's fiscal 2003 supplemental budget request to cover costs associated with the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.
2:30 p.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on North Atlantic Treaty Organization enlargement qualifications. Heather Conley and Janet Bogue, State Department deputy assistant secretaries for European and Eurasian affairs, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE
Meets at 10 a.m. to consider recognizing the social problem of child abuse and neglect, and supporting efforts to enhance public awareness of the problem; to recognize and support the goals and ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month; and to express support for the 2004 celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Grand Excursion of 1854, from Illinois to Minnesota, the catalyst for the development of the upper Mississippi River. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Energy and Commerce, Select Homeland Security health subcommittee and Select Homeland Security emergency preparedness and response subcommittee hold a joint hearing, "Furthering Public Health Security: Project Bioshield." Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927 or 202/225-5611.
10 a.m.
Appropriations commerce, justice, state and the judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2004 appropriations for the Federal Bureau of Investigations. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies. Location: H-309, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m.
Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2004 appropriations for border security. Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary of the Homeland Security Department, testifies. Location: 2362 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
2 p.m.
Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing, "ONDCP Reauthorization: The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign." Rep. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, and Chris Marston, chief of staff of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA
AMPO Washington policy conference all day Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations holds its Washington policy conference.
Highlights 10:45 a.m. Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican and chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee
Location: Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/296-7051.
AILA Lobby Day all day American Immigration Lawyers Association holds Lobby Day.
Highlights 1 p.m. News conference to announce "Immigration Works: It's Who We Are," a campaign for immigration and immigration reform
Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/466-7248 or 301/728-0674.
Black Caucus briefing 10 a.m. Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust holds a briefing, "Innovations in Health Disparity Research." Topics include achieving the goals of Healthy People 2010 and the importance of minority health professionals at all levels of research. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Delegate Donna Christian-Christensen, Virgin Islands Democrat, participate. Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4741.
CARE Act news conference 11 a.m. Congress holds a news conference to urge passage of legislation, "The CARE (Charitable Aid, Recovery and Empowerment) Act of 2003 (S.272)" Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican and chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, testifies. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/2245-2928.
Embassy book 4:30 p.m. American Foreign Service Association presents a book, "Inside a U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America." State Department Undersecretary Marc Grossman participates. Location: AFSA, 2101 E St. NW. Contact: 202/338-4045.
Middle East lecture 6 p.m. Library of Congress' African and Middle Eastern Division and the Forum for the Study of Comparative Religion present a lecture, "The Politics of Religion in the Middle East." Farhang Mehr, founder of the World Zoroastrian Organization, participates. Location: Madison Building, Mumford Room, sixth floor, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-0022.

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